Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State junior Branden Dawson announced his decision to remain in school for his senior season on Tuesday.
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Football msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State football team took advantage of the nice weather on Tuesday afternoon, going outside for a complete practice for the first time this spring. Under mostly sunny skies and temperatures reaching the low-60s, MSU head coach Mark Dantonio sent the Spartans through their seventh spring practice.
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Football spartannation.com —  If you’re a defensive back recruit with dreams of playing in the NFL, you can’t go wrong in choosing Michigan State. East Lansing is the Promised Land for those looking to break into the NFL as a defensive back. Head coach Mark Dantonio played defensive back at South Carolina and originally coached defensive backs before a promotion to defensive coordinator and then head coach. Discuss »
Football detroitnews.com —  “He’s in a good place right now,” wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel said. “You see he’s playing fast, catching the ball, doing the things we expected him to do. We had to let him go through that transition, dealing with his family and everything and that bothered him. But I think he’s doing a good enough job now to be in the rotation.”
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Football freep.com —  The MSU quarterback situation is much less of a story this spring than last, when defensive players were free to hit all contenders for the starting job. That job is now owned by Cook, the reigning Rose Bowl MVP. Still, the competition behind him is an important, and delicate, situation.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl who befriended the Michigan State basketball program as she battled cancer, died early Wednesday. Her family announced the news on her Instagram account. "Princess Lacey has achieved the ultimate victory. She now dances among angels.... The world is a better place because you were in it. Our hearts are broken. We love you Doll. Dance all night... Mommy and Daddy, Will, Mitchell, and Luke #LoveLikeLacey"
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Men's Basketball thegame730am.com —  An emotional Tom Izzo joined Fred Heumann on Mad Dog in the Morning Wednesday, after news broke that Lacey Holsworth had died. The 8-year-old St. Johns girl became part of the MSU basketball family this season as she battled cancer. Holsworth developed an especially close bond with Adreian Payne, which Izzo said was one of life’s “difference-making events.”
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Football mlive.com —  Take one look at Michigan State receiver DeAnthony Arnett, and you can tell he’s in a better place physically. After an offseason of hitting the weight room, the junior jumped from 175 pounds last fall to 189 now, and has used that added weight to start playing the more physical brand of football his coaches want to see.
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Football mlive.com —  Damion Terry describes his progress as "light years" ahead of where he was last fall, when an injured thumb prevented him from getting game snaps on a Michigan State team that finished its season Rose Bowl champions ranked No. 3 in the nation. Terry doesn't play the "what if" game when it comes to 2013 — he's dealing in the "now,'' and that's challenging enough as he competes with friend and fellow quarterback Tyler O'Connor for the No. 2 position behind starter Connor Cook.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State's volleyball program will wrap up its spring training and competition with the MSU Spring Invitational this Saturday at Jenison Field House.
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans went eight deep on the offensive line last season, expertly rotating players in to keep the unit fresh and healthy deep into the fourth quarters of games, providing a winning edge of sorts as defenses got worn down. "Right now, we're at six-and-a-half, but we're gradually getting there, and then we have a couple of guys coming in we can hopefully throw in the fire,'' Staten said. "(Brian) Allen and (Miguel) Machado, hopefully come in and provide some depth and compete for starting spots.
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Football freep.com —  One game, one catch, 7 yards. That was DeAnthony Arnett's tangible contribution to Michigan State's Rose Bowl run. His mission this fall: To produce the same type of comeback in the passing game as Bennie Fowler and Tony Lippett did in 2013.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  After MSU students painted the rock Wednesday evening, several hundred of them joined Izzo and his family, Payne and other members of the team in signing it. Izzo addressed the crowd, saying: “This, my friends, is awesome. … I’m so proud of every single person standing here.”


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Football mlive.com —  "Everything I've learned growing up from my parents is you finish something you started, you do everything you can for the team, nothing is about you, it's about making the team better,'' said O'Connor, asked why he's sticking out what might appear to be a sticky quarterback situation.
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